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post #1 of 5 Old 03-29-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Preserving tree trunks for fence posts

Ok...I know this is done because I see it all over the place. But I can't seem to find out what you need to do to preserve tree trunks/limbs for fence posts? Does anybody know what kind of preservative you need to apply?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-31-2009, 04:14 AM
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Ive seen sump oil used.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-01-2009, 07:32 PM
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Just remember any homemade method of preserving wood won't last forever.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-05-2009, 06:32 PM
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I've never known anyone to put preseving on them,unless it's the store bought post.If you are talking about the plain looking ol'post,& I think you are.Then it depends on the type of wood it is.
For exp- pine would not last but afew years,Then locust will last for ever.Same as with some of the oaks.
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We have oak and sweet gum...wonder how long that would last? We had some cedar but we traded those to our neighbor for flagstone.
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